The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office reports that the numbers on the Live Register in Meath have fallen 61% since 2012.
Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, TD, has welcomed the latest Live Register figures for Meath which now stands at 4,574 people, a drop of 14% from the same time last year..
Minister Doherty commented: “Today’s CSO report on the Live Register is very positive and welcome news for Meath. This week’s data represents the lowest number of people on the Live Register recorded since May 2008 and in Meath, we have seen significant drops in the numbers since this Government took office.
"Many of those who have left the Live Register and returned to work will have been helped to do so by the supports from my Department and the buoyant economy created by current government policies. My priority now is to deliver the necessary supports and innovations to guarantee that everyone – in Meath and nationally – has a fair chance to get work as more and more jobs become available.”